Webinar: Información sobre PPP

  Únase a la Administración de Pequeñas Empresas y al Centro de Empresas de Mujeres de Maryland el 14 de enero para un seminario web especial: Información sobre PPP   David Hincapie es un especialista en desarrollo económico en la Oficina de Administración de Pequeñas Empresas del Distrito del Área Metropolitana de Washington. Trabaja con SBA Resource Partners (SBDC, WBC, SCORE y VBOC) y SBA Microprestamistas para aumentar el desarrollo de pequeñas empresas. También es el Oficial de Desarrollo Comercial para Veteranos de la oficina del distrito y el principal punto de contacto para los veteranos que buscan utilizar los programas y recursos de la SBA. Recibirá un enlace a la reunión de Zoom al registrarse. Si es la primera vez que usa Zoom, le recomendamos que inicie sesión unos minutos antes, ya que es posible que deba instalar la aplicación Zoom.

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Webinar: Information about PPP

  Join the Small Business Administration and the Maryland Women’s Business Center on January 14th for a special webinar: Information about PPP   About our speaker: David Hincapie is an Economic Development Specialist in Washington Metropolitan Area District Office of the Small Business Administration. He works with SBA Resource Partners (SBDC, WBC, SCORE, and VBOC) and SBA Microlenders to increase small business development. He is also the district office’s Veteran Business Development Officer and the primary point of contact for veterans seeking to use SBA programs and resources. You will receive a link to the Zoom meeting upon registration. If this is your first time using Zoom, we recommend that you log on a few minutes early as you may need to install the Zoom app.

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The Importance of Financial Readiness During COVID-19

“Financial readiness” for businesses is more important than ever during COVID-19. As we continue to provide pandemic assistance, we notice that some business owners have been unable to apply for the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) or the Paycheck Protection Loan because their financial records and books are not in order. Shelly Gross Wade, the President & CEO of FSC, first a Prince George’s County financial services corporation and now an SBA Funds Administrator, states, “Business owners need to take the time to devise a turnaround plan for sustainability. Re-evaluate their customers’ needs, update their corporate documents, automate their financial records, and by all means maintain a good credit score. How business is done in the future will be dramatically different. After Covid-19, everything must change!” To prepare, here are financial readiness tips for current business owners and anyone considering starting a business: Build a relationship with a reputable…

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Free Government Procurement Series Webinar #4: How to Develop a Proposal Outline

*Please note, the original date of Session 4 was September 29, 2020, but was rescheduled. October 7, 2020, is the new, rescheduled date for this webinar.* The COVID-19 pandemic has brought much uncertainty to the market and successful businesses are pivoting their offerings to grow their business. If your business is interested in entering into the federal government contracting market, we invite you to participate in MWBC’s free 2020 Federal Government Contracting Series brought to you by OST Global Solutions and Fedmine.us. This workshop shows you how to outline a proposal. A great proposal outline doesn’t only make your proposal compliant, it also helps organize your writers and help them march in the same direction. The course will help you avoid: shifting and morphing outline, vague structures that cause writers to deliver unorganized information, creating more work on the back end, evaluator comments that the proposal was hard to follow…

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RE-SCHEDULED Free Government Procurement Series Webinar #4: How to Develop a Proposal Outline

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought much uncertainty to the market and successful businesses are pivoting their offerings to grow their business. If your business is interested in entering into the federal government contracting market, we invite you to participate in MWBC’s free 2020 Federal Government Contracting Series brought to you by OST Global Solutions and Fedmine.us. This workshop shows you how to outline a proposal. A great proposal outline doesn’t only make your proposal compliant, it also helps organize your writers and help them march in the same direction. The course will help you avoid: shifting and morphing outline, vague structures that cause writers to deliver unorganized information, creating more work on the back end, evaluator comments that the proposal was hard to follow or that they could not find needed information, and more. This seminar will address what is an annotated outline and cover the outlining process. It will…

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Free Government Procurement Series Webinar #3: How to Qualify Opportunities for Your Pipeline

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought much uncertainty to the market and successful businesses are pivoting their offerings to grow their business. If your business is interested in entering into the federal government contracting market, we invite you to participate in MWBC’s free 2020 Federal Government Contracting Series brought to you by OST Global Solutions and Fedmine.us. This workshop focuses on the analysis successful companies perform to make sure the opportunities you find for your pipeline are a fit. You will learn what Pwin and Pgo mean for your opportunities. You will find out how to verify whether the opportunity is real, and how to determine if you have a decent chance to win. You will go through a decision-making process that helps you determine whether you should spend your scarce resources on a pursuit, or if you should save time and money for another opportunity you are more likely to…

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Free Government Procurement Series Webinar #2: Finding Opportunities to Fill the Pipeline

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought much uncertainty to the market and successful businesses are pivoting their offerings to grow their business. If your business is interested in entering into the federal government contracting market, we invite you to participate in MWBC’s free 2020 Federal Government Contracting Series brought to you by OST Global Solutions and Fedmine.us. A pipeline is the engine of business development for a Government contracting firm. Without a pipeline, a company grows by accident, counting on pop-up opportunities, phone calls from potential partners, and other chance encounters. It is a “candle in the wind” type of business hoping for a sudden lucky strike and a large enough contract to begin to breathe. It also means many misfires and misfortunes in the process of bidding, because lack of pipeline means lack of a systematic approach to opportunity qualification, capture, and winning proposal development. Finding opportunities for your pipeline,…

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Free Government Procurement Series Webinar #1: Finding Federal Contract Opportunities

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought much uncertainty to the market and successful businesses are pivoting their offerings to grow their business. If your business is interested in entering into the federal government contracting market, we invite you to participate in MWBC’s free 2020 Federal Government Contracting Series brought to you by OST Global Solutions and Fedmine.us. During this webinar we’ll examine ways that you can find out about federal government contract opportunities. We’ll provide a high-level overview of: beta.SAM.gov – The official centralized U.S. government website for contract opportunities. GSA Schedules – The resource to find long-term governmentwide contracts with commercial companies that provide access to millions of commercial products and services at fair and reasonable prices to the government. Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization – The dedicated office within many federal agencies to help small businesses search and compete for contract opportunities within the agency. We’ll then explore how to use Fedmine.us, a…

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Webinar: Protect Your Small Business from Cyber Threats

  In the wake of COVID-19, many small businesses are shifting to remote customer service or telework practices. Small business owners must be aware of the increased risks of cyber threats and develop strategies to mitigate those risks. Join the Maryland Women’s Business Center and the Bowie Business Innovation Center (BIC) for a free informative presentation from Canfield Cyberdefense Group, a woman-owned small business and affiliate member of BIC. Topics addressed include: Cyber attacks on small businesses utilizing Email and Social Media. This effects everyone from the CEO to the janitor.  How their behaviors allow attackers to gain access and destroy businesses. Information ranges from stealing credit cards to personal information (names, phone numbers, postal addresses, e-mail address, etc). Costs that severely impact small businesses. The legal cost and all hidden costs that hackers cause can be costly even resulting in destroying small businesses. Prevention and a cost effective solution. How to protect you and your business.…

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Webinar: Expanding Global Opportunities For Women-Owned Businesses During COVID-19

  Please join the Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia Women’s Business Centers along with the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) for a brief session about growing your international sales by entering new markets with confidence and increasing sales in existing ones. Learn how to: Offer CREDIT TERMS to your foreign buyers. Access FUNDS with EXIM’s Working Capital Loan Guarantee. PROTECT against nonpayment by your foreign buyers. About our Speaker: Michael K. Jackson currently serves as a Business Development Specialist in the Minority and Women-Owned Business (MWOB) Outreach Group at the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM), America’s official export credit agency. In this capacity, he delivers presentations both virtually and in person nationwide to educate minority-owned, women-owned and veteran-owned businesses about expanding globally. Note Our Policies: Women and men are invited to attend our training workshops. Pre-registration through the MWBC and EXIM systems are required. You will receive a…

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